Drawing on her mother’s Native American heritage and her father’s African-American culture, Martha Redbone is one of the most powerful voices in American music. She performs in Berkeley on Wednesday.
The vocalist and songwriter who looks like a R&B diva, sounds like a soul queen, and performs with the self-possessed cool of a prime-time veteran, plays the Freight Thursday and Mill Valley Dec. 28-29.
When the Grammy Award-winning vocalist performs Sunday night at Freight & Salvage, he arrives as a trailblazer rather than an anomaly.
The drummer, composer, bandleader and sake lover will perform with a stripped-down quartet version of his Grammy-nominated Asian American Orchestra.
The Post Office has issued a postmark to celebrate Berkeley's rich history of music recording, including at Fantasy Studios, and will hold a celebration downtown Saturday.
Recommended: Mariam Diakité and Orchestra Gold which is devoted to the surging, horn-driven sound that made Mali a creative force; and clarinetist Ben Goldberg premieres a new evening-length work.
The singer/songwriter performs Friday at the California Jazz Conservatory’s Rendon Hall on a double bill with the excellent Bay Area band, Negative Press Project.
Berkeley's own Benny Green makes his Freight debut on Sunday.
AgapéSoul derives its essence from a house on Grant Street.
These inventive performers seized 2 beloved cultural touchstones, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Star Wars, and warped the very fabric of the universe. They play Saturday in Berkeley.
Catch drummer, composer and bandleader Allison Miller with her sextet, Boom Tic Boom, at the Freight & Salvage Wednesday; plus: two other recommended gigs.